171 posts tagged beautydiys
Continuing my obsession with natural beauty and makeup, here is something I didn’t think was possible - an all natural blush! I’ve made blush before but always used mica. Well this blush is made from…beetroot powder! I hope I’m not the only person who found this surprising (just lie to make me fell better alright?!). There’s directions on how to dry out your own beetroot to turn into powder or you can purchase it (a quick Google search turned up about a million hits, I’m sure you can find it!). There’s some great tips on how to change up the colour to suit your skin too. I’d love to know if anyone has used beetroot blush before? How long does it last?
After finally recovering from my cold, I was hit with a cold, steely determination: I will make a non-scented, nourishing lip balm! I am at the best of times very picky about what I put on my lips - not too sticky, not too sweet or pungent, nothing that has nasty chemicals in it that dry out my lips and force me to constantly re-apply. And when you’re sick I think all of the things that irritate you multiply by 100%. So as I said, I was determined to find a natural recipe not only for when I’m sick and a huge sook, but also for everyday use. This basic one from Fellow Fellow is great and you can just eliminate the scent to be super natural. You will know exactly what’s in it and for me, that makes me feel better about putting it on my face!
I never would usually encourage y’all to tie your hair into knots but when it looks this pretty, why wouldn’t you!? This is a pretty twist (haha, pun!) on the traditional French braid and should work on most hair lengths (unless your hair is super short). Just don’t pull those knots too tight, I don’t want you to have to cut it off!
Ever since I went to Lush recently I’ve rediscovered my love of all things natural and beautiful smelling! And in some kind of kismet, there have been a barrage of awesome DIY beauty reciipes all over the web. After browsing the Lush catalogue I learnt that chamomile is great for irritated skin which is definitely the best description of my skin right now! Plus this has honey in it, which is great for skin and means your scrub should keep for quite some time.
If you’re anything like me, the slightest bit of soap on my skin makes it break out in an angry, dry red mess - so Angels On Bare Skin is amazing! But it can be really expensive (especially if you have to have it posted to you). I would be interested to hear from anyone who tries this recipe how it compares to the original!
If you’re wanting to try a new look in 2014, try going to the past for inspiration! The victory roll is a intricate 1940’s hairstyle which as you can see above, can be created and styled in many different ways. Molly Makes has rounded up four tutorials on how to achieve the look, from a casual take to a mix of styles. So get your bobby pins and teasing comb out and get to styling!
I love the body butter at the Body Shop, but it’s so expensive… luckily it’s really easy to make! You can find coconut oil at the health food shops - it’s not only great to use on your body, but in your cooking too. If you’re not keen on oranges, you can try using any body safe scent - try verbena for a lemony-coconut scent or add more coconut for a coconut-coconut scent!
Here’s a brilliant DIY for those of us with beards - a lovely, lush and moisturizing balm! The balm base has ingredients you should be able to find in your local health food store or online - beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba & sweet almond oil. The scent you add is up to you (or the beardy person you make it for). If you’re looking for a more masculine scent, Bramble Berry has some great ones - just make sure it is safe for the body.
Dry shampoo is a beauty staple in my house - especially because I am a habitual snooze button hitter! But I don’t particularly love the spray cans because the spray can cause my asthma to flare up, and if you’re not a dab hand at it and you have darker hair you can end up with obvious white powder, This version is great because you can tint it to a darker colour and dust it on with a brush in the places you need it. Plus - it’s way cheaper to make than buy!
Holidays might be over, but nail art is forever! On the left we have a mod gold base with a geometric white stripe pattern and on the right we have an ombre snowy glitter design. Both are gorgeous!
Here’s a gift that gives twice - once your giftee finishes off their delicious smelling, body loving peppermint sugar scrub - they can use their pretty, glittery jar to hold flowers, ribbon, pens…
I have a terrible confession. I’m an Australian who hates the beach. I know, I know, we have amazing beaches with beautiful white sand and blue waves… ugh. All I see is sand stuck to everything, swallowing salt water, shark alerts, being stung by jelly fish, sunburn and seaweed wrapping around my ankles. What I do like about the beach is how my hair looks afterwards. Well now I can have the beach waves without all the fuss - and it’s so cheap! Yay!
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I’m totally in love with this idea - so easy to put together and so cute! All the girls in my life love nail polish, but it’s not the easiest thing to give as a gift. Regardless of the price of the polish, it’s an awkardly sized gift to give (and wrap!). But adding this cute tag and some pretty ribbon and you’ve got yourself the perfect gift!
Every time I see an awesome crochet project, it renews my wish to get my act together and finally learn how to crochet! Not only are these crochet scrubbies incredibly cute, but you’re saving money & the environment by avoiding those one use only face wipes & cotton balls. If you’re like me and can’t crochet, do as I am going to and convince a friend who can to whip some up for you!
Though I truly despise eating pumpkin, I absolutely love the smell of pumpkin pie! And there’s nothing better than a hand made sugar scrub - so easy and you can adjust the ingredients to suit. This would make a really good hostess gift for Thanksgiving too!